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Educational workshops for youths and adults: archeology and history

From February 26, 2018 until December 13, 2018All of the workshops will be held on Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
CóRDOBA
Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). All of the workshops will be held on Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Free of charge. Advanced registration required.
You can register for all of the workshops by completing this form.
In Spanish.

As part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (2018), Casa Árabe has organized eleven training workshops for youths and adults along with SextoMario, the goal of which is to increase sensitivity about history and historical values in the region.

At the same time, they are an attempt to draw attention to the potential offered by our cultural heritage, as well as the various challenges which it is facing in terms of the transmission of that heritage.

All of the workshops are free of charge, though you must sign up in advance. The materials required for the activities will be provided by the organizers.

SextoMario was created based on a calling to teach History in a pleasant and entertaining way, without failing to include the basic contents that form part of our values and culture, through a broad catalogue of educational workshops and games. With this focus, the workshops strengthen skills such as paying attention, memory, psychomotor skills and coordination, while the youths learn about a wide range of aspects from our past and, in turn, reflect upon our present. SextoMario is made up of professionals with advanced degrees in Art History, History and Archeology, possessing excellent backgrounds with training on the history and archeology of Cordoba. Moreover, they possess a great deal of experience in the field of teaching, which allows them to offer those whose take part in their workshops with extensive, diversified information on the history and archeology of our past, always in accordance with the level of those participating.
 
Educational workshops for youths and adults: archeology and history
  • Enlightened Women

    Enlightened Women

    March 08, 2018From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    CóRDOBA
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Free registration. Advanced registration required.
    For anyone over the age of 6. Difficulty level: low. Register by completing  this form.
    In Spanish.
    The youngest participants will be able to create their own representation of some of the great women of Al-Andalus, with the support of our appealing illustrations, by transferring them onto templates of beads that they can take home afterwards.
    As for the creative adults taking part, they will get to make a brooch, a keychain and more, with the image showing their favorite woman from Al-Andalus.

    The technique of Hama Beads consists of using colored beads over a physical medium with the provided template, which shows one of the most representative enlightened women from Islamic Cordoba.
  • Tile Puzzle 

    Tile Puzzle 

    April 05, 2018From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    CóRDOBA
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Free of charge. Advanced registration required.
    For people over the age of 6. Difficulty level: high. Register by completing this form.
    In Spanish.
    In Spanish.
    Those attending will create an Arab tile design. It is a simple puzzle that is, at the same time, entertaining.
    During the Islamic era, tiles were made up of many geometric pieces combined with one another symmetrically, developing lovely designs that covered walls, fountains and more.

    At this workshop, the participants will create their own tile design using the motifs and techniques that are taught.
  • Geometric Design

    Geometric Design

    April 26, 2018From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    CóRDOBA
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Free of charge. Advanced registration required.
    For people over the age of 8. Difficulty level: high. Register by completing this form.
    In Spanish.
    In Spanish.
    At this workshop, we will teach those attending how to create their own interlaced geometric design in the style of Al-Andalus (known as “lacería”), which they will then fill with color to their own liking.
    Geometry, axiality and mathematics are all closely related with the art of Al-Andalus.  This is a very interesting workshop open to anyone over the age of 8.
     
  • Arabic Numbers

    Arabic Numbers

    May 17, 2018From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    CóRDOBA
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Free of charge. Advanced registration required.
    For anyone over the age of 6. Difficulty level: high. Register by completing this form.
    In Spanish.
    Today, the Western world uses numbers of Arabic origin, but why do you believe such a thing ever happened?
    Would you recognize the original form these numbers had and how they have been transformed over time up to now?

    This is a fun workshop for learning more about the origin of our number system.
  • Printed Ceramics

    Printed Ceramics

    June 14, 2018From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    CóRDOBA
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Free of charge. Advanced registration required.
    For anyone over the age of 6. Difficulty level: low. Register by completing this form.
    In Spanish.
    Those attending will learn about the differences between the types of ceramic decorations from Al-Andalus in person. 
    Moreover, they will get to make their own versions of printed Almohad pottery and manganese green decoration, very widespread during the times of the caliphate.
  • Starry Domes

    Starry Domes

    June 28, 2018From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    CóRDOBA
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Free of charge. Advanced registration required.
    For anyone over the age of 6. Difficulty level: medium. Register by completing this form.
    In Spanish.
    Starry domes are one of the most characteristic features of architecture from Al-Andalus.
    At this origami workshop, we propose to those attending the creation of a star design using semi-transparent colored paper, because color is another of the most essential aspects of art and decoration in the Islamic world.
  • Babouches  

    Babouches  

    July 12, 2018From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    CóRDOBA
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Free of charge. Advanced registration required.
    For anyone over the age of 6. Difficulty level: low. Register by completing this form.
    In Spanish.
    A couple of the most culturally representative features of the Islamic world, in terms of clothing, are turbans and babouches.
    At this workshop, we teach the participants how to put on a turban and make their own babouches out of EVA rubber.
  • Tile 

    Tile 

    From July 26, 2018 until September 27, 2018From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    CóRDOBA
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Free of charge. Advanced registration required.
    Minimum age: 6 years old. Difficulty level: low. Register by completing this form.
    In Spanish.
    Participants in this workshop will be reproducing an Arab design from Cordoba’s era of the caliphs on a tile, simulating the “dry rope” technique.
    The goal in doing this is to increase awareness and spur practical thinking about one of the most important art techniques from the era of the caliphs, known as “manganese green” ceramics.
  • EVA Rubber Seals

    EVA Rubber Seals

    October 18, 2018From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    CóRDOBA
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Free of charge. Advanced registration required.
    For anyone over the age of 6. Difficulty level: low. Register by completing this form.
    In Spanish.
    At this workshop, we propose several designs related with Islamic culture so that those attending can choose the one that best represents them (or that they like the most) and create their own seal with it.
    Seals or stamps are highly appreciated by young people and can always give a fun look to postcards or creative gift paper, or even be used as a personalized ex libris for their books.
  • Al-Mulk: The power of the Caliph

    Al-Mulk: The power of the Caliph

    November 15, 2018From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    CóRDOBA
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Free of charge. Advanced registration required.
    For anyone over the age of 10. Difficulty level: medium. Register by completing this form.
    In Spanish.
    At this activity we will be creating an al-Mulk decorative inscription by using the technique of quilling, which uses strips of paper to create very pretty drawings and shapes.
    The expression al-Mulk means “power” and in this case refers to the royal power of the Umayyads. This epigraphic representation can be seen over and over again in the ceramics of the caliphate and must therefore be viewed as a form of propaganda.
  • Tasbih

    Tasbih

    December 13, 2018From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    CóRDOBA
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Free of charge. Advanced registration required.
    For anyone over the age of 6. Difficulty level: low. Register by completing this form.
    In Spanish.
    The tasbih, or Arab rosary, can be full of color and very fun.
    At this workshop, we invite participants to make a lovely tasbih of their own with colored beads and accessories, which will make their rosary’s design completely unique.